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  • Remarks As Prepared For Delivery: Mayor Rudy Giuliani

    09/06/2008 7:33:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 10 replies · 315+ views ^ | September 3, 2008 | Rudy Giuliani
    Almost exactly one year ago during a Republican presidential debate in Durham, New Hampshire, I said that if I weren't running for President myself, I'd be supporting John McCain. Well, I'm not, and I do. Every four years, we are told that this Presidential election is the most important election of our lifetime. This year - 2008 - IS the most important.This has already been historic. It is the longest Presidential campaign in history. And it sometimes felt even longer.The American people realize this election represents a turning point. In two months they will decide the future direction of our...
  • Full Text: Remarks By Mrs. Cindy McCain

    09/06/2008 7:28:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 17 replies · 334+ views ^ | September 4, 2008 | Cindy McCain
    Thank you everyone.  John and I are so proud of them and so happy to have them here with us tonight.  Nothing has made me happier or more fulfilled in my life than being a mother.  But while John and I take great joy in having been able to spend time together this week as a family, our hearts go out to the thousands of families who have had to leave their homes once again due to devastating weather. It is not only our natural instinct to rally to them, to lift them up with our prayers and come to...
  • McCain's nonparty

    09/06/2008 3:44:56 PM PDT · by NCDragon · 9 replies · 202+ views ^ | September 6, 2008 | Editorial
    Republican presidential nominee John McCain will not be elected on his oratorical skills — compared to his opponent, they are weak and flat. He may, however, win over voters with the power of his personal story. So it went in his acceptance speech. His words lit up the Xcel Center in Minneapolis, and he himself grew noticeably more enthused as he talked about his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, how he fell in love with America and became a more humble man while held in Hanoi. The Republican National Convention started out as a bust, with a...
  • Media on the defensive over Palin coverage

    09/06/2008 2:21:32 PM PDT · by Clairity · 56 replies · 832+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 5, 2008 | Matea Gold
    After the GOP attacks the media over stories about the vice presidential nominee's family, TV networks and newspapers deny bias and say Republicans opened the door to coverage. News executives Thursday tried to shake off the excoriations of the media emanating from the Republican National Convention, defending their coverage of GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as responsible and evenhanded. While top television network officials and newspaper editors largely dismissed the critiques as partisan rhetoric, some fretted that charges of media bias had reached a new and disturbing level. "I really do take exception to it," NBC News President Steve...
  • Record numbers of viewers tune in to the GOP convention

    09/06/2008 12:35:26 PM PDT · by Clairity · 13 replies · 249+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 6, 2008 | Kate Linthicum
    Nielsen reports that the Republicans averaged 34.5 million viewers over three nights, making the event the most-watched convention since the company began keeping records. ...the Democrats averaged 30.2 million viewers over four nights. White viewers flocked to their TVs for McCain's speech (32.2 million versus 27 million for Obama). But among African Americans, the reverse was true. About 7.5 million African Americans watched Obama's speech last week, whereas 3.1 million tuned in for McCain's.
  • Media bias against republican convention

    09/06/2008 11:41:50 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies · 440+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 9/06/08 | mainestategop
    Been away for awhile, busy at work. I wanted to point out today some observations I made about the republican convention. The news media and Katie "Koran" Couric have presented the Democratic convention in glitz and glamor with touching family scenes with Obama and his little girls and with big talk about the past 8 years being crap. (never mind that the 8 years previous with Clinton, the fact we are at war, and the rat congress are mostly to blame. Especially Clinton and the Dems. Lets not forget the RINOS.) All the Democrats are bringing up how their policies...
  • McCain "Fight With Me!" Crescendo (Convention Acceptance Speech)

    09/06/2008 9:45:51 AM PDT · by quesney · 33 replies · 425+ views
    YouTube ^ | Future President John McCain
    I have never been so moved by a political speech. The speech up until the final crescendo was workmanlike. It was only at the end that I realized it was all to lay the foundation for that incredible ending. It lays the details and facts that form the basis of the powerful emotion at the end -- made all the more powerful in that it is grounded in the real details of this man's history and the basis of his love of country. To hear the cheers rising, and McCain struggling to raise his broken arms higher with each round...
  • A good week for Republicans

    09/06/2008 9:36:44 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 2 replies · 123+ views
    Irish Times ^ | September 6, 2008
    AT THE Republican convention in St Paul, Minnesota this week it was hard to remember the party has been in power for eight years and that George W Bush is still president of the United States. John McCain's populist strategy of distancing himself from Washington's elite by appropriating the rhetoric of political change, his fighting nationalism and, above all, his inspired choice of Sarah Palin as his running partner paid off in a distinctive platform and re-energised the party's conservative base to stand against Barack Obama. This is a remarkable achievement in a week which saw the convention nearly called...
  • RNC Riots: Days 1, 2, 3, 4 – Final Accounting

    09/06/2008 9:00:20 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 12 replies · 373+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | September 05, 2008
    Day 4 Day: ThursdayLocation: CapitolArrests: 400 Arrests Mark Last Anti-War March Of Convention Percussion grenades, tear gas and nearly 400 arrests marked the final anti-war march during the Republican National Convention. More than 800 arrests were reported during a week of sometimes peaceful, sometimes violent dissent. Anti-war protesters rallied Thursday at the state Capitol and then planned to march to Xcel Energy Center, where Sen. John McCain was due to accept the GOP presidential nomination. But their permit had expired, and police -- in riot gear and using horses, snow plows and dump trucks -- blocked their way. For...
  • SurveyUSA - Good Numbers for McCain-Palin

    09/06/2008 11:37:12 AM PDT · by PhatHead · 61 replies · 264+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 5 September 2008 | SurveyUSA
    Some highlights: Letter grade for McCain's speech: 41%-A, 22% - B Asked of 1051 registered voters (Margin of error 3.1) who saw both Obama and McCain's speeches, who has the better position on: Iraq: Advantage McCain 55-41 Energy Independence: Advantage McCain 55-42 Health Care: Advantage McCain 46-45 Education: Advantage McCain 50-45 Environment: Advantage Obama 49-41 Are Democrats more interested in reaching out to Republicans, or are Republicans more interested in reaching out to Democrats? Advantage: Republicans 35-24 (39 said same or neither) If you had to bet today, who will win in November? McCain 49-44
  • RNC: Turning Their Backs or Dropping the Ball

    09/06/2008 6:15:22 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 13 replies · 198+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 09/04/2008 | michael steele
    Michael Steele at the Republican National Convention talks about the efforts to increase minority involvement in the Republican Party. Video.
  • McCain popularity swings way upwards after new Tampa, Florida poll

    09/06/2008 5:59:09 AM PDT · by sunmars · 28 replies · 534+ views
    McCain just shot up hugely in Tampa, look at this new poll from Survey USA. In our latest poll out of Tampa for WFLA-TV, 52% of registered voters told us their opinion of John McCain went up after hearing his speech at the Republican National Convention last night. 18% say their opinion of McCain went down while 30% say their opinion of McCain stayed the same.
  • The Year of Speaking Conventionally

    09/06/2008 5:44:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100+ views ^ | September 6, 2008 | Michael Gerson
    WASHINGTON -- A conservative academic, angered that I had gone on television and criticized John McCain's acceptance speech, vented to a friend: "Whose side is he on anyway?" How about the side of well-crafted speeches that advocate and explain innovative policy and occasionally surprise you into thought? By these standards, at both conventions, it was the year of speaking conventionally. Barack Obama's effort was numbingly typical in rhetoric, argument and policy -- the Platonic form of the Democratic stump speech -- designed to diffuse voter concerns about the newness and risks of his candidacy by assuring them that he is...
  • Newt Gingrich: Special GOP Convention Issue: The Happiest Convention

    09/06/2008 5:16:12 AM PDT · by kellynla · 21 replies · 445+ views ^ | 09/05/2008 | Newt Gingrich
    This was the happiest convention I have attended. In seven conventions going back to 1984, I have never seen delegates as happy. I have seen them eager, energized, committed, determined but the underlying mood last night was sheer joy. There was joy that Senator McCain had had the courage to pick Governor Palin. There was joy that she and her family had come through the week of attacks smiling and eager to campaign. There was joy that Governor Palin's Wednesday night speech completely vindicated Senator McCain's choice. There was joy that 37 million Americans had seen her speech. That is...
  • McCain’s speech more than a speech

    09/06/2008 5:12:30 AM PDT · by tomymind · 15 replies · 187+ views ^ | September 6, 2008 | Grant Swank
    John McCain’s address to the convention was more than a speech. It was a life impression. There is no logic in trying to compare his delivery style with any other speakers at the Republican Convention or the Democrat Convention. It’s not really about style comparison. Yet that is as far as some critics have gone following McCain’s speech. They deliberate regarding his pauses, a supposed glitch or two, his soft-spoken sentences on occasion. All of that is superficial assessment. What is truly significant is that McCain’s speech was about a serving life span over years.
  • Iranian Delegate Touts McCain's Tough Stance

    09/05/2008 8:41:22 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 229+ views
    National Journal ^ | September 02, 2008
    Iranian Delegate Touts McCain's Tough Stance September 02, 2008 National Journal Gregg Sangillo John McCain has been a staunch critic of Iran for its sponsorship of sectarian violence in Iraq, its reported nuclear weapons program, and the radical ideology of its controversial president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Although critics accuse McCain of saber-rattling, plenty of Republican delegates applaud his hard line -- and none more enthusiastically than Hossein Khorram, a native of Iran who is a delegate from Washington state. Khorram grew up in Tehran. After the overthrow of the shah in 1979, his father's property was confiscated and the family fled...
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Launches New Stem Cell Research and Anti-Abortion Ads

    09/05/2008 10:04:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 361+ views
    life site news ^ | 09.05.08 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    WASHINGTON, September 5, 2008 ( - The Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released four new print ads, two addressing stem cell research and two focusing on abortion.   The ads were initially published in the Capitol Hill newspaper, Roll Call, and were distributed at the Democratic Convention in Denver and at the Republican Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul, by pro-life groups. The stem cell research ads highlight scientific advances using adult stem cells that are making embryonic stem cells obsolete. One ad shows a commuter running for a train, and asks: "Science is moving...
  • McCain, Obama tied in TV audiences( RNC Most Watched Convention Ever)

    09/05/2008 8:27:49 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 19 replies · 328+ views ^ | Sept. 5th | David Bauder
    The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same number of viewers to his convention acceptance speech Thursday as Obama did before the Democrats last week, according to Nielsen Media Research. It marked the end of an astonishing run where more than 40 million people watched political speeches on three nights by Obama, McCain and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The Republican convention was the most-watched convention on television ever, beating a standard set by the Democrats a week earlier.
  • GOP Convention Most Watched Ever

    09/05/2008 8:19:12 PM PDT · by GVnana · 54 replies · 196+ views
    AP via Drudge Report ^ | 9/5/2008 | David Bauder
    McCain, Obama tied in TV audiences Sep 5 07:39 PM US/Eastern By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) - As a television draw, John McCain was every bit the equal of Barack Obama. The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same number of viewers to his convention acceptance speech Thursday as Obama did before the Democrats last week, according to Nielsen Media Research. It marked the end of an astonishing run where more than 40 million people watched political speeches on three nights by Obama, McCain and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The Republican convention was the...
  • McCain Victory: More Than A "Fighting Chance" (Great Read From Diane Medved!)

    09/05/2008 7:42:13 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 376+ views ^ | 9/05/2008 | Diane Medved
    As I walked out after viewing John McCain's nomination acceptance speech into the balmy Northwestern evening, with the sun still illuminating the apricot clouds on the horizon, I looked up at the row of houses just across the street, and saw, through each of their front windows, eerily identical TVs showing the same giddy delegates and reporters and pundits at the Republican National Convention. John McCain's speech was moving, smart and well-delivered for his television audience on streets just like this one across America. The nominee punctuated his words with many wide smiles, grinning during a pause for disruptive protesters:...
  • Happy Days Are Here for Joe (told the first defecation joke in convention history)

    09/05/2008 4:48:28 PM PDT · by Liz · 7 replies · 218+ views
    National Review ^ | 08/17/2000 archived | Jay Nordlinger
    08/17/2000 Jay Nordlinger National Review EXCERPT I'm a little weary of the Liebermans' routine. Wednesday night was Joe-'n'-Hadassah night in LA (Dems 2000 convention), and if the country is falling in love with them, it is a strange country indeed. Mrs. L. introduced her husband, and she did it in her now-familiar very treacly style. The Liebermans have seemed awfully pleased with themselves, and with life, this month. Hadassah can't quite put a damper on her excitement, and neither can Joltin' Joe. She gushed her thanks for the Democrats' "support, enthusiasm, and love," which have been "overwhelming" (as though we...
  • Palin's star rises

    09/05/2008 4:45:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies · 169+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/5/2008 | Jonathan Mann
    The people of Alaska boast that they have the coldest state in the U.S. and "the hottest governor." In her younger days, Sarah Palin did come in second in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant but that's not the point. Republican John McCain named her just one week ago as his surprise pick for the vice presidency. This week, she was the star of the Republican National Convention and became the most talked-about person in America. They are right in Alaska; she is a hot commodity, though the Republicans may yet get burned. Most Americans have only started getting their first...
  • John McCain: Reverse RINO (RINO IS NOT What You Think It Means Alert)

    09/05/2008 2:39:22 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 51 replies · 1,474+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/05/2008 | Byron York
    Last January, on the night of John McCain’s back-from-the-dead victory in the New Hampshire primary, I asked a longtime adviser how McCain had survived the collapse of his campaign a few months earlier. “You know, in the darkest days, I think there were a lot of us who just respected him so much we just wanted to band together to make sure to restore his dignity,” the adviser told me. “But the chance of this actually happening was pretty remote.” And yet it did happen. After McCain won New Hampshire, he kept on winning until there he was, onstage last...
  • Photo of Obama and His Code Pink Bundler Jodie Evans Found - Freeper Help Needed

    09/05/2008 2:56:13 PM PDT · by kristinn · 82 replies · 816+ views
    Friday, September 5, 2008 | Kristinn
    A photo of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and his Code Pink bundler, terrorist supporter Jodie Evans, has finally surfaced. Ironically, it most likely was released by Code Pink.The photo is included in a video report by WCCO-4 in Minnesota about Evans and her Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin infiltrating the Republican National Convention the night of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's speech Wednesday night.The WCCO reporter, Esme Murphy, included the unsourced photo of Evans and Obama to illustrate Code Pink's claim that they go after both sides. Murphy describes the photo as a Code Pink member "interrupting Obama", yet...
  • Convention Hangover; Freep this TMZ poll

    09/05/2008 2:52:30 PM PDT · by mw19 · 6 replies · 149+ views
    TMZ ^ | Sep 05 2008 | TMZ staff
    Grab a beer with... Biggest disappointment... Biggest star.... Freep it. Sarah is biggest star, Biden is biggest disappointment.
  • Freep this Poll-Who had better Convention D's or R's (Instapundit)

    09/05/2008 2:44:13 PM PDT · by MillardFillmore · 11 replies · 218+ views
    Freep this poll: Who had the better convention D's or R's
  • Record numbers of viewers tune in to the GOP convention

    09/05/2008 2:21:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies · 180+ views ^ | September 05, 2008 | Kate Linthicum
    After lackluster showings in viewership at the beginning of the week, the Republican National Convention bounced back on Wednesday and Thursday, making it the most-watched political convention in American history (or at least since Nielsen began recording convention viewership in 1960).
  • A.S.P. -- After Sarah Palin

    09/05/2008 1:47:14 PM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 171+ views
    Scripps ^ | 9/5/08 | Marsha Mercer
    Remember the Democratic National Convention? The Clintons and the Obamas, Invesco Field, the fireworks? No, I thought not. It's so last month. So B.S.P. -- Before Sarah Palin. Before Hurricane Gustav and his pals. Before the GOP rediscovered how satisfying it is to bash the news media, liberals and East Coast elites. And that's a problem for the Democrats. Last week's Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., has re-energized the party and John McCain's presidential campaign. It wasn't just the convention's late timing or its retro, culture-war theme that reinvigorated Republican hopes. It was the power of Palin. McCain's...
  • Proud of the GOP (Bill Whittle)

    09/05/2008 12:43:42 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 24 replies · 188+ views
    NRO ^ | 9/5/08 | Bill Whittle
    Two masterstrokes were accomplished in the last two days of this year’s Republican National Convention. In her first appearance on the national stage — which can only be called a tectonic event — Sarah Palin secured the conservative base for maverick John McCain, while also reaching out to Democratic women. Then on Thursday night, John McCain struck again, making a play for the rest of the Democratic party. When John McCain was sewing up the nomination in the early spring, I spent a lot of time in many comment sections defending him in as many ways as I knew how....
  • Ground Noise and Static

    09/05/2008 12:03:32 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 32 replies · 360+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 05, 2008 | Lee Cary
    The three adult children who took turns disrupting John McCain's acceptance speech last night, now being heralded as heroes by some left wing blogs, are off-springs of the steady lineage of vitriolic shrill that's come from Al Gore (of "He lied to us; he preyed on our fears" fame), Teddy Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, Harry Reid, et al, for they have helped sustain and sanction their growth. With each spewing of distain and hatred for Bush-Cheney, a divot is taken out of the fairway of what civility there was left in American political discourse. And, while partisans might meet...
  • Truth Is Kryptonite To A Liberal (Vanity)

    09/05/2008 12:53:08 PM PDT · by Windflier · 20 replies · 243+ views
    Self | 05 September 2008 | Windflier
    To paraphrase conservative talk show host, Larry Elders, "Truth is like kryptonite to a liberal". Liberalism withers and disintegrates in the face of honesty, integrity, work, independence, and patriotism. Therefore, liberals must ban these things at all costs. Witness the left's reactions to Sarah Palin. She is the most threatening person they have ever been confronted with, and they will try everything under the sun, moon, and stars to destroy her. Which brings up a point I've been wanting to make since the night of her speech. From about 2 minutes into Sarah's speech, and continuing until maybe a few...
  • McCain draws record 38.9 mln viewers, bests Obama

    09/05/2008 12:00:52 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 35 replies · 301+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/5/08
    LOS ANGELES, Sept 5 (Reuters) - A record 38.9 million U.S. TV viewers watched John McCain accept the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, beating the record set last week by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, Nielsen Media Research reported. Obama had an average 38.4 million viewers watching his speech accepting the nomination for his party last week. McCain's tally also was higher than the 37.2 million Americans who tuned in to hear Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's speech on Wednesday.
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck Rocks the Republican Convention

    09/05/2008 11:48:34 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 32 replies · 2,903+ views
    People ^ | 9-5-08
    The View co-host and well-known Republican enthusiast Elisabeth Hasselbeck spent the day wowing delegates at the Republican National Convention Thursday. Hasselbeck, 31, served as the official emcee at a luncheon for Cindy McCain just hours before John McCain's big speech. Hasselbeck also showed off vintage-style "McCain '08" T-shirts she designed herself, and spent time on the floor of the convention taping a segment that will air on Monday, Sept. 8, onThe View. "She was a bit of a rock star," a source tells PEOPLE. "The Republicans were all over her, fawning over her, telling her she was the best, clapping...
  • Sea of white faces at Republican convention

    09/05/2008 10:27:04 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 122 replies · 399+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 09/05/08 | unknown
    There is such a thing as a black Republican, but they have been all but invisible at the party's national convention which is hardly representative of America's diverse population. Among the party's 2,380 delegates gathered in St. Paul only 36 are African Americans and very few other visible minorities were to be found on the convention floor.
  • Blogger: Convention Organizer Said RNC Protesters Had MSNBC Badges

    09/05/2008 10:18:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 124 replies · 870+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    H/t Kimberly M. Did the Code Pink members who interrupted John McCain's speech last night use MSNBC press badges to get into the hall? Not according to Code Pink itself, which claims the two women "obtained passes to the convention from disaffected Republicans." Right. There is another much more intriguing explanation out there. According to Shay at Booker Rising, which describes itself a newsite for black moderates and black conservatives [emphasis added]: "I took the shuttle bus back to Minneapolis, and I overheard a convention organizer named Phil telling a convention delegate that the protesters on Wednesday night got through...
  • John McCain Introduction at the 2008 Republican National Convention [Video]

    09/05/2008 9:56:50 AM PDT · by flyfree · 2 replies · 79+ views
    Video at link
  • 'I'm Declaring Peace': Grungy Code Pink Goats at the Convention (ILLUSTRATED)

    09/05/2008 9:55:45 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 42 replies · 395+ views
    Yahoo news | Sept. 5, 2008
    A protester holds a flower out to riot police outside the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 4, 2008. Police offered her a vase for her flower and then arrested her for possessing a Minnesota Yellow Gerbera Daisy, which is on the state endangered list. Illegal harvesting or sale of the flower carries a $30,000 fine and two years in prison. Semi-literate Code Pink Activist Janet Macaroni holds up a sign in support of "WAR" before collapsing from the weight of her handmade vinyl banner. Anti-war protester Jessica OrganicGrapeJuice is assisted by bicycle police after she puts...
  • AP Says Shame on GOP for Showing Palin's Kids at Convention?

    09/05/2008 9:20:30 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 118 replies · 468+ views ^ | 09/05/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Apparently Ted Anthony of the Associated Press thinks it is somehow "contradictory" of the GOP to show VP candidate Governor Sarah Palin's kids at the GOP convention on TV. He seems to imagine that, since the GOP objected to the media attempting to use the kids against Governor Palin, that the GOP shouldn't be allowed to have the kids attend the convention to see their Mother accept her nomination. Anthony's "analysis" hit the nets on September 3, the day after Palin's wonderful acceptance speech on night 3 of the proceedings. Naturally, the AP trolls our left leaning universities to find...
  • McCain TV Ratings Beat Obama in Preliminary Numbers

    09/05/2008 8:16:50 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 206 replies · 1,212+ views
    TVWeek ^ | 9/5/08 | Andrew Krukowski
    <p>Across all broadcast networks Thursday, Sen. McCain’s speech ended the night with a 4.8 rating/7 share, compared to Sen. Obama’s 4.3/7 average, according to overnight numbers from metered households in 55 U.S. markets measured by Nielsen. These ratings are preliminary, however, and are subject to change.</p>
  • McCain tells convention, nation he'll bring change

    09/05/2008 8:03:07 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 19 replies · 106+ views ^ | August 5, 2008 | AP Staff
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — John McCain, a POW turned political rebel, vowed Thursday night to vanquish the "constant partisan rancor" that grips Washington as he launched his fall campaign for the White House. "Change is coming," he promised the roaring Republican National Convention and a prime-time television audience. "Fight with me. Fight with me. Fight with me. Fight for what's right for our country," he said in a convention crescendo. To repeated cheers from his delegates, McCain made only passing reference to an unpopular President George W. Bush and criticized fellow Republicans, as well as Democratic rival Barack Obama, to...
  • Last Day of the GOP Convention

    09/05/2008 7:20:32 AM PDT · by Delacon · 5 replies · 119+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | September 5, 2008 | Chuck Muth
    Tonight was the end of the beginning of the campaign, and the beginning of the end of the campaign. And where once in the Republican home where nothing was heard but a discouraging word, hope springs eternal. A look back before looking ahead…* OK, after last night’s boffo performance by Sarah Palin, there simply was no way, no how for tonight’s warm-up speakers to come off as anything but flat and uninspiring. So let’s just leave it at that without naming any names.* And from the Department of Too Much of a Good Thing, enough with the videos, OK? It...
  • Raising McCain

    09/05/2008 7:01:34 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 20 replies · 138+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 9-5-08 | Jacob Laksin
    By all reports, John McCain isn’t much of an orator. But one wouldn’t know it from his impressive acceptance speech yesterday at the Republican National Convention. Part personal story, part policy blueprint, the speech, ably delivered by McCain, also was a stirring call to national service. Its greatest virtue, however, was its stark delineation of the differences between Sen. McCain and Barack Obama. Even more than McCain’s rallying cry to “fight with me,” the speech may be remembered as a study in contrasts. In his remarks, McCain had kind words for his Democratic opponent.
  • A Play in Two Acts

    09/05/2008 6:57:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 114+ views ^ | September 5, 2008 | Paul Greenberg
    What a relief last week to go from the real world of Gustav to the unreal world of another national nominating convention, full of full of hype and fury signifying . . . well, that depends on who's talking at the time. As the drama built up to the well-staged acceptance speeches Wednesday and Thursday nights, Tuesday evening was just the prelims. But it had two stars: Fred Thompson was the first. The former senator and prosecutor was utterly convincing so long as he was praising the record of his party's standard bearer. It was an easy case to make....
  • Nicholas F. Benton: The Palin Caper (LibNut Alert)

    09/05/2008 6:28:46 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 31 replies · 169+ views
    Falls Church News Press ^ | 9/4/2008 | Nicholas F. Benton
    American presidential politics went from the sublime to the ridiculous within little more than 12 hours last week. Being in the Denver stadium filled with over 80,000 supporters of Democratic Presidential Nominee Sen. Barack Obama last Thursday night, this writer experienced the palpable shared sense of a great moment in time, and the strongest, most refreshing rekindling of the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King in the 40 years since his death. Obama was forceful, eloquent, and not strident but firmly resolved to lead the nation back on the path it abandoned in the years following Dr. King's assassination, toward...
  • Andrew Mitchell and the Balloon Drop

    09/05/2008 6:00:27 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 91 replies · 357+ views
    MSNBC / Vanity ^ | Sept 5, 2008 | Self
    Somebody, PLEASE, post a clip of Andrea Mitchell fighting through the ballon drop while trying to drone out about (her view) McCain's utter failure as a nominee. This truly was Must-See TV!
  • Most used words in McCain speech

    09/05/2008 5:37:43 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 23 replies · 382+ views ^ | 9/05/2008
    Here is a tag cloud of the top 100 words used last night in John McCain’s speech.
  • John McCain's warning to Russia

    09/05/2008 5:37:14 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies · 70+ views
    Telegraph ^ | September 5, 2008 | Nile Gardiner
    Last night's rather low-key Convention speech by John McCain was hugely overshadowed by Sarah Palin's virtuoso performance the evening before. It did however succeed in reinforcing the message that the Senator from Arizona is a force to be reckoned with on national security issues in an increasingly dangerous world, and that his record as a war hero gives him far greater credibility as commander in chief than his Democrat opponent. Perhaps the most important element of the speech related not to the routine "kitchen table" issues that dominated large swathes of it, from government spending to education reform, but his...
  • Celebrities at the RNC

    09/05/2008 4:59:05 AM PDT · by RDTF · 54 replies · 1,229+ views
    Fox ^ | Sept 4, 2008
    Dawson, Gretchen Wilson make the rounds at convention
  • The GOP Takes the Heartland's Pulse

    09/05/2008 4:20:24 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 3 replies · 120+ views
    Open ^ | September 4, 2008 | Lindsay Renick Mayer
    Republicans descended on the Midwest for their convention this week, promoting John McCain's credentials, introducing vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and hoping to win the support of the region's voters come November. If money determined the winner in each state, McCain would take Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota. He wouldn't, however, manage to win Minnesota, which hosted the Republican National Convention this week, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois or Missouri.
  • More than 40 million watch Palin speech (initial figures may have been too low)

    09/05/2008 2:49:12 AM PDT · by library user · 40 replies · 166+ views
    AP | September 05, 2008 | by David Bauder
    Link only.STORY